Singles Released This Week (December 23 – 29)

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Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


December 23
1960 • Aretha Franklin • “Won’t Be Long” • Soul • Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo • “Right Now”
1966 • Buffalo Springfield • “For What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey What’s That Sound)” • Folk-Rock • Buffalo Springfield • “Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “She’s A Rainbow” • Baroque Pop • Their Satanic Majesties Request • “2000 Light Years From Home”
1968 • The Marvelettes • “I’m Gonna Hold On Long As I Can” • Soul – Pop • Sophisticated Soul • “Don’t Make Hurting Me A Habit”
1971 • Carpenters • “Hurting Each Other” • Easy Listening • [Single] • “Maybe It’s You”
1974 • George Harrison • “Ding Dong, Ding Dong” • Holiday Pop • Dark Horse • “Hari’s on Tour (Express)”


December 24
1988 • Duran Duran • “All She Wants Is” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Thing • “I Believe / All I Need to Know”
1990 • Motörhead • “The One to Sing the Blues” [UK] • Heavy Metal • 1916 • “Dead Man’s Hand”


December 25
1982 • The Who • “Eminence Front” • British Rock • It’s Hard • “One At A Time”


December 26
1963 • The Beatles • “I Saw Her Standing There” • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beatles • “I Want To Hold Your Hand” • Power Pop • Meet The Beatles! • “I Saw Her Standing There”
2006 • David Gilmour • “Arnold Layne” • Prog Rock • Remember That Night • “Dark Globe”


December 27
1963 • Dave Clark Five • “Glad All Over” • Brit Pop • Glad All Over • “I Know You”
1967 • The Marvelettes • “Hunter Gets Captured By The Game” • Soul-Pop • The Marvelettes • “I Think I Can Change You”
1988 • Mike + The Mechanics • “The Living Years” • Rock Ballad • Living Years • “Too Many Friends”
1994 • The Human League • “Tell Me When” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Octopus • “Tell Me When” [Remix]


December 28
1964 • The Zombies • “Tell Her No” • Pop-Rock • The Zombies • “Leave Me Be”
1969 • The Temptations • “Psychedelic Shack” • Psychedelic Soul • Psychedelic Shack • “That’s The Way Love Is”
1970 • John Lennon • “Mother” • Pop-Rock • John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band • “Why”


December 29
1965 • The Supremes • “My World Is Empty Without You” • Soul-Pop • I Hear A Symphony • “Everything Is Good About You”
1998 • Lenny Kravitz • “Fly Away” • Funk-Rock • 5 • “Fly Away” [LP Version] / Fly Away [Call Out Hook]

2 COMMENTS

  1. Flood by They Might Be Giants was released on January 15, not the 5th. Yesterday’s post included errors. I don’t know what your sources are but I check every day and I have found so many errors that I am now taking the time to tell you, out of hope that I can continue to use this mostly helpful and fun site, to TIGHTEN IT UP.

    • John:

      Not sure which are your sources but I use Wikipedia, AllMusic, 45Cat, MusicBrainz, Discogs, Amazon, AppleMusic, GoogleMusic, Billboard, artists web sites, record label sites, and others. They don’t always agree, so a certain amount of deductive reasoning and then creative license are required.

      In the case of Flood, Amazon and MusicBrainz say 1/5/1990. Discogs, 45Cat and iTunes show 1/15/1990. Wikipedia also shows 1/15/1990, but it is not always reliable so I often discount it. I will change my listing to 1/15/1990.

      Please feel free to point out other discrepancies.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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